John Taylor Editor

John Taylor is group editor for World Company weekly newspapers and editor of the Shawnee Dispatch. Taylor previously had worked from 1988 to 2004 at the Lawrence Journal-World, where he had been news editor since 1994. A 1982 graduate of the University of Kansas, Taylor also has worked for the Coffeyville Journal.

Recent stories

Organizers ready for Lansing DAZE
January 28, 2011
Lansing DAZE 2007 features a new date, a new venue and slimmed-down offerings, but it’s still the same family-fun festival, organizers say.
Holland seeking name recognition in governor’s race
October 28, 2010
Around Kansas, Tom Holland is spreading his message and seeking enough name recognition to propel him to a four-year term in the Governor’s Office The Baldwin City Democrat isn’t lacking name recognition in his own hometown, though.
Federal, state officials lead charge against detainee transfers to Fort Leavenworth
11:40 a.m., August 3, 2009 Updated 03:07 p.m.
Half of the state’s congressional delegation showed for a Monday morning news conference to protest plans to possibly move suspected terrorist detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Fort Leavenworth.
Interchange ramps open to traffic
January 29, 2009
A major highway interchange used by area commuters has reopened after months of construction.
U.S. 24-40/K-7 interchange reopening
January 22, 2009
A major highway interchange used by area commuters is poised to reopen after months of construction.
Mayor won’t seek re-election
November 19, 2008
Basehor Mayor Chris Garcia will not seek re-election in April.
Basehor mayor to retire at end of term
November 17, 2008
Mayor Chris Garcia said family weighed heavily in his decision. His daughter, Nicoletta, will be a high school senior; son T.J. will be entering high school.
Study looks at relocating academy to Fort Leavenworth
Sergeants Majors Academy would move from Fort Bliss, Texas
November 3, 2008
Stephan Nolan, a spokesman for Fort Leavenworth, said the idea for the move was proposed by Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, commander of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, and was in the “very preliminary” stages.
3rd District candidates differ on economy
October 29, 2008
In the race for the 3rd District congressional seat, it’s no surprise the U.S. economy is a hot topic.
Judge accused of misconduct
July 3, 2008
Leavenworth County District Court Judge Frederick N. Stewart faces an official inquiry into allegations of sexual misconduct involving a former member of his staff.

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Recent photos

The new Kindle Fire is among e-readers now on the market.

Visitors to the Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City stroll underneath a canopy of colorful leaves on the Baker University campus. The Maple Leaf Festival is staged annually on the third weekend of October in Baldwin City in southern Douglas County.

Ray Cox, Bonner Springs-Edwardsville school board president

A worker installs seating in the new LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. The new, $200 million stadium opens this month as the home of soccer’s Sporting Kansas City club.

Basehor-LInwood USD 458 Superintendent David Howard discusses the district's bond projects Thursday during a meeting of the Basehor Chamber of Commerce. The newest building in the district, Basehor-Linwood Middle School, will open Monday when classes for the 2010-11 school term begin.

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